Friday, October 24, 2008

Child's Placket Neck Pullover #2

I knitted the first one from Last Minute Knitted Gifts about a year ago. Turns out there was all sorts of errata in the pattern in that publication. I'm afraid I never noticed and happily knit up the sweater, that Landra still wears. I'm using the leftover Cascade 220 from Niahm's Peapod Baby sweater and added a couple contrasting colors to make stripes. I loved how the stripes worked on the first sweater and so far this sweater looks really good.

I love this pattern. I cast on last night and I had the body knit just an inch shy of the underarms before I went to bed. Tonight I should finish the body to the underarms and start the sleeves. It's possible I could have the thing mostly done by Sunday, which would rock. I'm making a size 1-2. Then I get to start on the hat, which is it's own level of total cuteness. I should knit these sweaters for charity, but I have my spare yarn set aside for hats and mittens that the Minnesota Knitter's Guild is collecting in November.

I finished the cardigan out of the Cotton Kisses yarn by Plymouth. I hated this yarn. It's a cotton/acrylic/nylon blend, nubly and very loosely plied; three things that I do not like in yarn. The pattern came with the ball of yarn and included the buttons (little ducks). The whole thing is very twee, which may or may not please the recipient, but, at the very least I could always hang onto it for someone elses child or donate it to a charity where they need sweaters for kids. I could also donate it to a church. There are options. I made the largest size and my yarn barely held out, I have ~3 yards left over.

1 comment:

K said...

Niamh is just into the sweater now, she wore it once on a walk but I did not have the camera ready. I'll get you a pic soon!